Future Wind

Sif, Pondera Development and GE are building the largest wind turbine in the world. The so-called Haliade-X – 12MW was developed by GE and will be constructed on the current Sif property on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, next to FutureLand. The offshore turbine has a height of 245 meters and will be tested by GE for the next five years.

The wind turbine offers many advantages:

  • To make its energy use more sustainable, by generating its own electricity
  • To make its energy use more sustainable, by generating its own electricity
  • To contribute to the national and regional goals for renewable energy.

Future Wind

Offshore turbine on land?

GE’s wind turbine Haliade-X has a height of 245 meters and blades that are longer than a football field. It has a capacity of 12 MW, which is enough electricity to power 14.485 Dutch households. The wind turbine is significantly larger than current turbines being placed offshore. GE wants to further strengthen their position in the offshore wind market. The turbine needs to be tested for two years before it can be placed offshore.

Sif

Sif produces monopiles: offshore foundations for wind turbines and oil and gas platforms. The company’s facilities on the Maasvlakte produces monopiles up to 11 meters in diameter. Sif further supports their customers in the continuous reduction of the price of energy. The facilitation of the Haliade-X is part of that endeavour.

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